spring

A bit of Red in between all the Green

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During a walk in an ancient Beech tree forest I came across this on red/orange Beech tree. What a great contrast to all the fresh green leaves!

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Fritillary

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Each year in spring, the fields around the river IJssel are covered in beautiful purple and white Fritillary or Snake's Head Fritillary. This year, spring came late, but thet Fritillary are blossoming in great numbers at the moment. The above picture was taken using a wide angle lens at 16mm with a low viewpoint. The other pictures were taken with a 60mm macro lens, shooting directly into the setting sun. Because these flower are rare and fragile I did not enter the field they were in, but stayed on the border and took most photographs from a ditch surrounding the field.

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Cuckoo Flower

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Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis) in spring.